Armed Vidor man wanted by Louisiana deputies after being caught on video trespassing at Starks home

Louisiana deputies are looking for an armed Vidor man who was caught on video trespassing at a home in Starks last month.

STARKS, LA - STARKS, LA - Louisiana deputies are looking for an armed Vidor man who was caught on video trespassing at a home in Starks in June of this year.

James F. Connolly, 47, of Vidor, is wanted by Calcasieu Parish Deputies on charges of criminal trespassing, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Connolly was caught on surveillance video at the home on Van Meter Road in Starks walking around the front porch with a gun and then walking around the property and entering a shop on the property according to the release.

Detectives have not been able to locate Connolly, whose bond has already been set at $22,500, and ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the sheriff's office at 337-491-3605.

From the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office...

On June 24 at approximately 5:50 p.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Van Meter Road in Starks in reference to a trespassing that occurred on June 21.

During the follow up investigation detectives viewed video surveillance footage at the home which showed a man, later identified as James F. Connolly, 47, Vidor, Texas, walk up to the front door of the residence and then walk around the property.

The surveillance footage also showed Connolly, who was carrying a firearm, enter a shop on the property.

On August 2, after further investigation, detectives issued a warrant for Connolly’s arrest signed by Judge Guy Bradberry.

Connolly is being charged with criminal trespassing; unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

His bond is set at $22,500.

Detectives attempted to locate Connolly, but were unsuccessful.

If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts please call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

CPSO Detective Troy Thibodeaux is the lead investigator on this case.

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